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  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781496734068
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $43.99
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When the Missouri Ran Red

A Novel of the Civil War



In a powerful Civil War epic coursing with raw human drama, award-winning author and master historian Jim R. Woolard forges a young man’s harrowing coming-of-age journey from Confederate captive to Union prisoner to unchained force of vengeance during the most controversial episode in American history…

Autumn, 1864. Rebel bushwhackers have seized and looted a small town in Missouri. Wounded and left for dead by his half-brother, seventeen-year-old Owen Wainwright is captured and conscripted by the Confederate Army. As the troops’ blacksmith, he witnesses the horrors of war firsthand: the savagery of General Selby’s Iron Brigade, the massacres of Union troops, the bloody battles at Lexington, Westport, and Mine Creek. Against all odds, Owen survives with the help of an unlikely ally—a new friend in arms and the only person he trusts. But if fate is cruel, war can be crueler...

Caught in the crossfire of a deadly Yankee ambush, Owen is arrested and jailed in a Union prison. Beaten and brutalized by guards, he begins to give up hope—until a U.S. Marshal comes to him with an unusual offer. Owen’s traitorous half-brother is wanted for murder. If Owen agrees to help the U.S. Marshal infiltrate the Texas winter camp of Confederate guerillas—and bring his brother to justice—Owen will have both his freedom and his revenge. But the risks are great. The price of getting caught is death.

Filled with raw human drama, blistering battle scenes, and vivid historical details, When the Missouri Ran Red is destined to be a classic in the field and a treasure for Civil War buffs.

  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781496734068
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $43.99
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Praise for When the Missouri Ran Red

Praise for Two-Time Spur Award Winner JIM R. WOOLARD “An impressive writer . . . good old-fashioned storytelling.” —Cameron Judd   “The seminal early frontier stories of James Fenimore Cooper have found a serious rival at last.” —Loren D. Estleman   “Jim R. Woolard has done it again . . . A 'must read' for every historical fiction fan.” —Ellen Recknor   “Woolard knows how to tell a damn good story.” —Terry C. Johnston Praise for RAISING WITH MORGAN A Novel of the Civil War “If you are looking for a coming-of-age tale set during the Civil war, this book will satisfy that desire.” —Historical Novels Review

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